Covering the Year
CIA & DynCorp
NUGGETS FROM THE NUTHOUSE
Terrorist as Militant
Newsweek X Bomb
Seattle to Pittsburgh
SF Labor Dispute
Israeli Youth Refuse
Underserved & Unprotected
Recession in Midwest
Obama & Immigration
HK Women Workers
New Latin America
Zaps - 12-09
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Table of Contents - December 2009
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EDITORIAL: Covering the Year by Z Staff
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SPYING: The CIA, DynCorp, and the Shoot Down in Peru by Greg Guma
Among the five cases of CIA cover ups currently being investigated by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee is the April 20, 2001 shooting down of a... More / Printer Friendly Version
NUGGETS FROM THE NUTHOUSE: Our Terrorist as Militant; Stop the Mad Bomber; David Rohde on Uncovering One Bone by Edward Herman
Our Terrorist as Militant, Supporter is Benefactor. The mainstream media usually use the word "militant" to designate some individual in G... More / Printer Friendly Version
MEDIA MATTERS: How Newsweek Learned to Fudge Facts & Love The Bomb by Robert Miller
On September 14, 2009, an issue of Newsweek was released with the cover story "Learning To Love The Bomb: How Nuclear Weapons M... More / Printer Friendly Version
HEALTH WATCH: Mammography Revisited: Research and Rationalization by Marilyn Kaggen
I'm 63 and have never had a mammogram. When I wrote about my reasons 17 years ago in Z Magazine, I got mixed and impassioned reactions: grateful, relieved suppor... More / Printer Friendly Version
GLOBAL JUSTICE: Seattle to Pittsburgh by Mac Lojowsky
In the fall of 1999, over 50,000 people gathered in the streets of Seattle to oppose and shut down the meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Due largely to the massive outreach, education,... More / Printer Friendly Version
LABOR TODAY: San Francisco Readies for a Labor Dispute by Carl Finamore
Contract negotiations for 9,000 hotel workers in San Francisco have not yet reached the three-month mark. Yet, there have al... More / Printer Friendly Version
ANTI-WAR: Hell No, They Won't Go: Israeli Youth Refuse by Lisa Mullenneaux
At 19, Maya Yechieli Wind was forced into a battle with her conscience. Last December she joined other high school seniors (Shministim in Hebrew) who have refused Israel's mandatory d... More / Printer Friendly Version
DISARMAMENT: California's Nuclear Nexus by Darwin BondGraham
In early 2007 four honored Cold Warriors published what appeared to be an unlikely op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) calling for a &q... More / Printer Friendly Version
JOURNAL: Underserved and Unprotected by Margaret Adams
I expected that assisting Sue, a nurse practitioner serving migrant camps in rural Maryland, would be an eye-opening experience. I expected to see men and women who lived in poor condit... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECONOMIC POLICY: Apocalypse Now in the Industrial Midwest by Roger Bybee
While Obama administration spokespeople crowed about the "green shoots" of recovery and orthodox economists declared an ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FINANCIAL REPORT: To Save the Capitalist System by Paul Street
Here are 50 fascinating words from a leading member of the U.S. financial aristocracy and political class, captured and reproduced... More / Printer Friendly Version
DOMESTIC POLICY: The Obama Administration's Immigration Policy by John Steinbach
Barack Obama won the presidency in no small part becau... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Hong Kong: Women Workers in the Economic Crisis by Samuel Grumiau
Under the heading "Decent Work, Decent Life for Women," the first International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) World Women's Confere... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: The New Latin American Left & Reclaiming Latin America by Ben Dangl
The New Latin American Left: edited by Patrick Barrett, Daniel Chavez, and Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito; Pluto Press, 2008, 320 pp; Experiments in Radical Social Democracy: edited... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: First Do Ho Harm by Al Woodward
Book by David Gibbs, Vanderbilt University Press, 2009, 327 pp. David Gibbs has written a book that overthrows the fading shibboleths of the Yugoslavian conflic... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Policing America's Empire by Jeremy Kuzmarov
Book by Alfred W. McCoy, University of Wisconsin Press, 2009, 672 pp. As the U.S. continues to slug it out in its current conflicts with seemingly no end in sight, Alfred W... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - December 2009 by Various Contributors
Events UNITY CONFERENCE - The Fourth Annual Unity Conference, Building Bridges Through Diversity: One Goal, One Vision, United Power, s... More / Printer Friendly Version
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CUBAN 5 - From May 30 to June 5, supporters of the Cuban 5 will gather in Washington DC to raise awareness about the case and to demand a humanitarian solution that will allow the return of these men to their homeland.
Contact: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIKES - Bikes Not Bombs is holding its 24th annual Bike- A-Thon and Green Roots Festival in Boston, MA on June 3, with several bike rides, music, exhibitors, and more.
Contact: Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-522-0222; mailbikesnotbombs.org; www.bikesnotbombs.org.
LEFT FORUM - The 2013 Left Forum will be held June 7-9, at Pace University in NYC.
Contact: 365 Fifth Avenue, CUNY Graduate Center, Sociology Dept., New York, NY 10016; http://www.leftforum.org/.
VEGAN FEST - Mad City Vegan Fest will be held in Madison, WI, June 8. The annual event features food, speakers, and exhibitors.
Contact: 122 State Street, Suite 405 B, Madison, WI 53701; email@example.com; http://veganfest.org/.
ADC CONFERENCE - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) holds its annual conference June 13-16 in Washington, DC, with panel discussions and workshops.
Contact: 1990 M Street, Suite 610, Washington, DC, 20036; 202-244-2990; convention @adc. org http://convention.adc.org/.
CUBA/SOCIALISM - A Cuban-North American Dialog on Socialist Renewal and Global Capitalist Crisis will be held in Havana, Cuba, June 16-30. There will be a 5-day Seminar at the University of Havana, plus visits to a co-op and educational and medical institutions.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.globaljustice center.org/.
NETROOTS - The 8th Annual Netroots Nation conference will take place June 20-23 in San Jose, CA. The event features panels, trainings, networking, screenings, and keynotes.
Contact: 164 Robles Way, #276, Vallejo, CA 94591; email@example.com; http://www.netrootsnation.org/.
MEDIA - The 15th annual Allied Media Conference will be held June 20-23, in Detroit.
Contact: 4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201; http://alliedmedia.org/.
GRASSROOTS - The United We Stand Festival will be hosted by Free & Equal, June 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The festival aims to reform the electoral process in the U.S.
LITERACY - The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) will hold its conference July 12-13 in Los Angeles.
Contact: 10 Laurel Hill Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003; http://namle.net/conference/.
IWW - The North American Work People’s College will take place July 12-16 at Mesaba Co-op Park in northern Minnesota. The event will bring together Wobblies from across the continent to learn skills and build one big union.
PEACESTOCK - On July 13, the 11th Annual Peacestock will take place at Windbeam Farm in Hager City, WI. The event is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace.
Contact: Bill Habedank, 1913 Grandview Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066; 651-388-7733; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www. peacestockvfp.org.
LA RAZA - The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 18-19 in New Orleans, with workshops, presentations, and panel discussions.
Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office, Raul Yzaguirre Building, 1126 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-785-1670; www.nclr.org.
ACTIVIST CAMP - Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp will have sessions in July and August in Ben Lomond, CA; Portland, OR; Charlton, MA. YEA Camp is designed for activists 12-17 years old who want to make a difference.
Contact: email@example.com; http://yeacamp.org/.